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No GFWL for Batman: Arkham Origins - GFWL & AOE Online Ending Next Year?

Batman: Arkham Origins will not use Games for Windows Live, reports IGN, saying WBIE has confirmed that the new installment in the stealth/action series uses Steamworks for achievements and multiplayer support. There was no multiplayer in the first two games in the Arkham series, but they both used GFWL for achievement tracking. This news comes shortly after news that the Xbox.com PC Marketplace (formerly the Games for Windows LIVE Marketplace) will close this week, and word from Capcom that Ultra Street Fighter IV will likewise drop Games for Windows Live after using this on previous games including Super Street Fighter IV. On the heals of all this, Polygon reports on a now-removed support update from Microsoft that announced the Games for Windows Live service will end in July 2014. Here's what they report the update said:

Games for Windows Live will be discontinued on July 1, 2014. Although it is available through Steam, Age of Empires Online requires features of the Games for Windows Live service. You can continue to enjoy all the features of Age of Empires Online as the service will remain 100% operational until July 1, 2014 when the server will shut down.

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40. Re: No GFWL for Batman: Arkham Origins - GFWL & AOE Online Ending Next Year? Aug 20, 2013, 10:29 HorrorScope
 
Ladron3dfx wrote on Aug 20, 2013, 06:36:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 20:49:
So what happens to the games that require GFWL?

They become broken and worthless. All 73 games that require GFWL plus DLC. All of it goes to hell.

I will not install/use any pirate tool to make them function and replacing the DRM with Steamworks is out of the question.


That seems to me to be the correct answer. There are several Single Player games that on install require GFWL setup. With it out of the equation, those installs will now fail, unless patched. This does f'up a number of games. Now chances are I wasn't planning on going back, but I know how this bunches panties in gameland.

Also to the MS buy Steam, hellz no! The person who wrote that should be banned!!! LOL

Also to another conversation, is the hate around Origin/Uplay etc just because it's another game launcher where as you only want one? I can see you wanting a single point, but I think the venom towards other services is well overboard then. They have a right to compete to. I figured the hate was because many had some type of technical issue with it. I have pretty much all, they all seem to work straight forward and well enough. I don't sweat it as I can fathom that maintaining multiple launchers is considered work these days.
 
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